Southeastern Flyworks
08 Apr 2019

Southeastern Flyworks

In preparation for some fly-fishing on the North side of the Dominican Republic, I connected with Capt Randy Rhode, the Owner of North Coast Sportfishing out of Cabrera. After some logistics planning, Capt Randy showed me a few pics of the most amazing pelagic flies – flies tied specifically for

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Second Fiddle Crab
07 Apr 2019

Second Fiddle Crab

Recreate fly patterns at home! Materials used in making this fly have been included below. Always keep in mind your local fly-fishing store will most likely have the materials referenced, and typically for less. Materials can also be found at Amazon or any other major on-line resource. Fly-Tying Materials Design

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Bug's Redfish Tickler: Orange & Tan
06 Apr 2019

Bug’s Redfish Tickler: Orange & Tan

Recreate fly patterns at home! Materials used in making this fly have been included below. Always keep in mind your local fly-fishing store will most likely have the materials referenced, and typically for less. Materials can also be found at Amazon or any other major on-line resource. Fly-Tying Materials Design

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Bruiser Baitfish: Gray & White
05 Apr 2019

Bruiser Baitfish: Gray & White

Recreate fly patterns at home! Materials used in making this fly have been included below. Always keep in mind your local fly-fishing store will most likely have the materials referenced, and typically for less. Materials can also be found at Amazon or any other major on-line resource. Fly-Tying Materials Design

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Florida Keys Outfitters
20 Apr 2018

South Florida Fly Shops: Fly-Fishing & Fly-Tying Supplies

Over the last few years I have frequented quite a few South Florida fly shops. I wanted to share my observations on what each shop had to offer. Keeping things simple, I am using Excellent, Good, Fair, and Limited as a scale for rating their available in-store selection. In order

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Wired Bendback Charlie: Chartreuse
07 Mar 2018

Fly Fishing Florida: Top 10 Fly Patterns for 2018

2018 Top 10 Saltwater Flies for South Florida and the Keys This is an awfully big topic to cover, for starters. South Florida is the sport fishing capital of the world for a reason. In a relatively small amount of square miles, there are numerous types of environments yielding an

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Columbia Silver Ridge Convertible Nylon Pant
28 Dec 2016

Columbia’s Silver Ridge Convertible Nylon Pant: Goes Anywhere Perfectly

Never thought you could wear one specific pair of pants in so many environments. I’m so fortunate to have stumbled across Columbia’s Silver Ridge Convertible nylon pant . It’s so easy to get in and out of the water with these, and stay cool. This is the perfect pant for

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Biscayne Bay: Baby Blue Crab
25 Jun 2016

Indigenous Inspiration: Florida Crab Patterns

TYING BLUE CRAB FLIES Call it “matching the hatch” or what you will, sticking close to local fly patterns will always yield reasonable results. A good majority of “tailing” fish like to pick up crustaceans off the bottom, especially in skinny water (on the flats or in the shallows). Pictured

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Tarantula Shrimp: Olive
30 May 2016

Tarantula Shrimp: Olive

Recreate fly patterns at home! Materials used in making this fly have been included below. Always keep in mind your local fly-fishing store will most likely have the materials referenced, and typically for less. Materials can also be found at Amazon or any other major on-line resource. Fly-Tying Materials Design

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Poppin Flats Shrimp: Brown
29 May 2016

Poppin Flats Shrimp: Brown

Recreate fly patterns at home! Materials used in making this fly have been included below. Always keep in mind your local fly-fishing store will most likely have the materials referenced, and typically for less. Materials can also be found at Amazon or any other major on-line resource. Fly-Tying Materials Design

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